Crest of Woking Football Club

Woking

Vanarama National League

Woking Football Club, nicknamed “The Cardinals,” is a non-league football club based in Woking, Surrey.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League, which is part of the fifth tier of English football. The team calls Kingfield Stadium their home ground.

At the time of writing, Michael Doyle is the current manager.

History

Woking Football Club, known as “The Cards,” was founded in 1887 and joined the West Surrey League in 1895/96, securing its first title that season. Financial difficulties nearly led to the club’s dissolution, but a high-profile FA Cup match against Bolton Wanderers in 1908 brought national attention and financial relief. Joining the Isthmian League in 1911, Woking remained there for 72 years, achieving notable success.

A decline led to relegation in 1982/83, but a turnaround began under manager Geoff Chapple. The club’s FA Cup journey, including a famous victory over West Bromwich Albion, is a highlight. Woking’s success continued with multiple FA Trophy wins and a strong showing in the Conference, despite some setbacks and managerial changes. The club’s history is marked by resilience and memorable achievements, despite financial challenges.

Staff

Current management and coaching staff

Alumni

Former players and managers elsewhere in the non-league pyramid